Daily Prompt; Food For The Soul


http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/daily-prompt-food/, DP, Daily Post

Tell us about your favorite meal, either to eat or to prepare. Does it just taste great, or does it have other associations?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FOOD.

When I was a young mom I cooked and baked a lot. But after my divorce and taking care of so many patients I have faded from the kitchen. EASY is my thought. Never stay too  long in the kitchen.

Even the foods I make for Al are easy. I have a page on Facebook called It may not be healthy, but it’s darn easy. https://www.facebook.com/pages/It-May-Not-Be-Healthy-But-Its-Darn-Good-n-Easy/347995258619883

If you look on there you will see I like recipes that are really good with few ingredients. I make a lot of home-made soups here at home. I also use my crock pot quite a bit. Partly because it is easy, partly because Al has trouble chewing meat. The crock pot makes meats very tender.

I make BBQ chicken a lot here. Here is the recipe I use. I use this recipe for chicken, chops and ribs. I absolutely love it!

Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe
The meat falls off the bone as you take them out of the crock pot!
Ingredients:
4 pounds Ribs of your choice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 bottle of sweet baby rays BBQ
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoons oregano
Directions:
In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients except for the ribs themselves.
Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat.
Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.

Here is another recipe I use, and one that is on the link I gave you.

 

No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

1-18 oz. jar of smooth or chunky peanut butter – I prefer smooth
1 – 16 oz. bag of confectioners sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
chocolate almond bark
or
chocolate candy melts
or
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips & 2 tsp. shortening

In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, confectioners sugar and melted butter until the mixture is crumbly. For the next step, the best way that I’ve found to make a smooth filling is to use your hands to mix everything together.

Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll the peanut butter filling into 1 inch balls and line the baking sheet with rows of the balls. Set the baking sheet in the freezer for 5-7 minutes to chill the peanut butter balls for easier dipping.

While the peanut butter balls are chilling, melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl that is deep enough for dipping. I melted 6 blocks of chocolate almond bark at a time, stirring at 45 second intervals until smooth.

Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Insert a toothpick or wooden skewer into a peanut butter ball and then dip it into the chocolate, turning quickly to cover the entire candy. Place onto a second baking tray that has also been lined with foil. Swirl the chocolate on the top of each candy for a pretty design. Refrigerate until the chocolate had completely dried.

Store the candies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

So you can see that I make home-made foods, I just don’t spend all day in the kitchen.Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpegthanksgiving table

 

16 thoughts on “Daily Prompt; Food For The Soul

  1. I had no idea that was you behind that facebook page… I’m gaining pounds just looking at those pictures. 🙂 I like easy things too, but I will put the time in for good things like homemade cinnamon rolls (prep to finish is about 3 hours) sauerkraut casserole with real mashed potatoes, I think those are the only two things I made that will take a while. The rest is pretty quick. Thank you so much for the facebook page! I generally made vegetarian meals for my lunches at work because I’ve had problems with chicken being too dry or turkey not tasting right or not lasting. Right now I’m hooked on black bean corn tortillas and refried bean corn tortillas. Very quick and easy and pretty good for you.. 🙂

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  2. I love hte slow cooker and wiht that I can’t do so much wrong and burn stuff. You are right the meat always is lovely and tender, and my children like my food cooked in there. Big bonus. You are a great cook I know and you enjoy it. I am more like RoSy I am not so keen on cooking but I don’t have someone like her to do it for me. I do like baking though, that is not bad! 🙂

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